Chemical Brain Drain a Global Epidemic

Holy Hormones Journal: Author, Douglas Main and researcher Philippe Grandjean – have nailed the real epidemic…. and it is not AIDS, not HPV, not cancer – it is neurological damage due to the toxins in the environment. It is Alzheimer’s – and it is occurring at an early and earlier age.

We seriously need to figure out how to protect the next generation so they will have optimal integrated brain function so that they can be fully capable of dealing with problems of tomorrow. ~ Philippe Grandjean

There is a delicate balance between the neurological -endocrine – and immune system.  All three systems, known as the NEI Super System are the foundations of our health. If these systems are not intact – a myriad of pathologies ensues – and it all starts in the brain.

I once heard an interview with Julie Holland who worked  in the ER at Bellevue Mental Hospital in NY. She wrote a book about her experience.  What I remember Holland saying is that if we have a pathological disease – we generally have an end point.  But if a person develops a neurological disease – there is no known end point and the brain spirals downward and downward… as Main stated below.  Holland went on to add that it is generally an accident or a pathological disease or complication that kills the patient – not the neurological disease itself.

If over 300 chemicals  and heavy metals have been found in the umbilical cords of new mothers – then we are bearing children who are toxic and you have heard me say this before – undernutrated.  Main states the following: “Three factors have kept society from taking appropriate action about the risk posed by pollutants: uncertainty, naivety and corruption.” And we are the ones who bear the brunt of those factors. And our children will be the ones to suffer.

If you are considering bringing a baby into the world – you need to detox and you need nutrition. Main’s nightmare is now our reality.

The good news is – that we do know and can see through brain images and scans that the brain never ages and can heal itself with the right nutrients.  But if a child is born with an unhealthy brain – will the brain know what  a ‘healthy’ brain is?  So many questions…

Do Babies Need Detox? Alarming Levels of Chemicals Found in Infant Brains

Today, one out of every six children suffers from some form of neurodevelopmental abnormality.

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by Douglas Main
July 18, 2013

Amidst one of Asia's worst air pollution waves, a mother fixes a mask for her child in haze-hit Dumai, Indonesia on June 22, 2013. (Photo: Beawiharta / Reuters)

Amidst one of Asia’s worst air pollution waves, a mother fixes a mask for her child in haze-hit Dumai, Indonesia on June 22, 2013. (Photo: Beawiharta / Reuters)

It started with a nightmare. Researcher Philippe Grandjean dreamt “that we are polluting the world with chemicals that are negatively affecting brain development, and that those chemicals are damaging the parts of the brain needed to understand what is going on.” In other words, a downward spiral.

The scariest part was waking up and realizing that if he didn’t do anything, the nightmare could become reality. That’s because we are in the midst of a “worldwide silent pandemic of brain damage” that’s “not being recorded in medical statistics, and is not part of our medical diagnostic vocabulary,” Grandjean said.

The nightmare inspired Grandjean, a doctor and medical epidemiologist at Harvard University, to write a book about the harm caused by industrial pollutants like mercury, lead, pesticides, and others, titled Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development—and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation.

“We seriously need to figure out how to protect the next generation so they will have optimal integrated brain function so that they can be fully capable of dealing with problems of tomorrow,” Grandjean said.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.